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March 11, 2017

OLC Today Newsletter: March 2017

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March 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 3


Can’t Travel? Attend OLC Innovate Virtually!

OLC Innovate | April 5-7 | New Orleans, LA

The virtual option provides institutions the opportunity to register an UNLIMITED number of faculty and staff to participate in the conference virtually.

Smaller group? Take advantage of our Buy 2, Get 1 Free option for individual attendees. Register to attend virtually today!

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Alternative Credentials Research Study Released

Commissioned by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission and Presidents’ Forum, this study looks at alternative credentials at adult serving, online institutions Interested in learning about working with OLC on a research study? Email Jill Buban.

Online Learning Journal Article Submissions

Did you know that the Online Learning Journal has an open call for article submissions? Learn moreabout expectations for author submissions and how to submit an article to OLC’s peer-reviewed journal.


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OLC Emerging Scholar Program

The Online Learning Consortium is seeking four emerging scholars in the field of online learning to occupy two year positions in the OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership. This program represents a new model for involving emerging scholars interested in online teaching and learning and evolving into teaching and research roles in the field of online learning. Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Research & Innovation, Dr. Jill Buban, the emerging scholars will work on a variety of projects in the research and publications areas. To apply for this position, please email your C.V. and a brief statement indicating why you are interested in being an OLC Emerging Scholar. Please send no later than April 15th.

Webinar: What You Can Do Online but Not on Campus – Innovations in Digital Education
April 18, 2017 | 1:00pm EST

In Going Online, Bob Ubell’s new book on digital education, covers what it is, how it works, where it came from, and where it may be headed. Ubell says that it is not technology alone, but rather unconventional pedagogies, supported by technological innovations, that truly activate today’s classrooms. Learn more as Ubell explores specifics from his book in this webinar. Buy Going Online.


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Missouri S&T Webinar Series

This 2-part webinar series will guide participants through the Laboratory Redesign Handbook created at Missouri S&T. Participants will learn the Delivering Experiential Labs to All (DELTA) lab creation process and a few tips and tricks for laboratory design. $40 for members, $70 for non-members. Register today!

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Adult Learners and the Economy
Wednesday, March 8 | 12:00-1:00pm EST

On behalf of the National Adult Learner Coalition, OLC invites you to attend a special luncheon briefing tomorrow, March 8, focused on Adult Learners and the Economy. Please join us via live webcast, or watch the event at your convenience via recording. RSVP to attend virtually.

Upcoming Sponsor Webinar: How to Build a CBE Model and the Process for Success Enrollment Growth and Completion

Over 600 post-secondary institutions have identified themselves as pursuing Competency-based education (CBE); many using competency-based learning (CBL) design to reimagine courses and curriculum. In this webinar, learn how A.T. Still Health Sciences University (ATSU) worked with Sagence Learning to create a model to guide the design, development, delivery, and support of ATSU competency-based methodologies.


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Present at OLC Accelerate 2017
CFP Opens March 15, 2017

For 23 years, OLC conferences have provided outstanding keynote speakers, expanded programs, and engaging programming for educators. Join us November 15-17, 2017 in Orlando to find out for yourself why online educators worldwide affirm that OLC Accelerate is the premiere conference for online learning professionals. Sign up for updates.

DLIAward Update

Twelve members of the Digital Learning Innovation Award community convened in early February to revise the DLIA scoring rubric. The outcomes of this session are being used to inform the 2017 DLIA application criteria and process. The award submission window will run from late March 2017 through June 30, 2017. Sign up for an informational webinar.


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Upcoming OLC Webinars

We invite you to explore our upcoming webinars, featuring online experts covering industry hot topics, best practices, and special interests:


Adaptive Learning: Future Ready Digital Strategies, sponsored by CogBooks – March 28 | 1:00pm EST

and more, coming soon!

Universal Design for Learning Workshop Coming Your Way in October 2017

As promised, we keep adding to our 2017 workshop offerings! The Institute for Professional Development is launching a new workshop on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Universal Design of Instruction (UDI). Take a look at all of the new workshops for 2017, and register today!


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Christina_Celluzzi_cir.png“The OLC Certificate Program introduced me to the ‘behind the scenes’ of online educational course development.”

-Christina M. Celluzzi, PhD, MS, Senior Manager, Cellular Therapies, AABB Center for Cellular Therapies

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Align online training to achieve teaching goals

“The OLC Teaching Certificate Program helped to put online training in line with my teaching goals. I can apply the principles and skills learned to all forms of education with which I am involved,” says Christina M. Celluzzi, PhD, MS, Senior Manager, Cellular Therapies, AABB Center for Cellular Therapies. Read moreabout Christina’s experience and take your online teaching skills to the next level with the OLC’s Online Teaching Certificate Program.


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